ICT Skills for Teachers (Office 2016 / Office 365)
E-mail (Beginner level)
As an educator with access to e-mail you have the potential to benefit from using e-mail in a number of ways. This activity will suggest a number of ways in which you can increase your communication with learners and other teachers. You can use these notes to help you create e-mail messages in order to contact other educators; you can receive e-mail, make appointments, customize your personal calendar, keep an address book for personal contacts. If your school has not provided you with an address, you can use a free email service such as Microsoft's Outlook.com for this.
By the end of this task you could achieve the following outcomes:
- Create an email message
- Send and receive email
- Setting up a personal calendar
- Setting up and using an address book
- Attaching a file to a message
- Checking spelling and language
- Filing messages in personal folders
Read about the Advantages of email
Decide on your own use of e-mail and experiment with some ideas about linking to other educators. To do so you would typically do some of the following tasks:
|1.||Start Microsoft Outlook. See how »|
|2.||Add an email account. If you havent already. If you have, skip this step. See how »
If you dont have an email address, visit outlook.com and sign up for a free address See how »
|3.||Note: It may take some time for you to receive a reply so these activities can take place over a period of time.
Choose one of the following:
1. Sign in to your Microsoft Oulook.com account
2. Contact a colleague about the possibility of an e-mail project between your two schools.
3. Contact an expert about your subject.
4. Invite your local newspaper to attend an event at your school.
5. Search the Internet for a mailing list group of teachers in your learning area.
6. Write to some of your learners to ask if they have anything to tell you about how their day went.
|4.||Create, send and receive e-mail: Send your examination paper to your Curriculum Implementer. See how »|
|5.||File messages: When you have received a number of messages you will need to create different folders in which to store them. See how »|
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